City land use
Our goal: Work with Detroiters addressing the challenges presented by vacant and underutilized land and blighted buildings, and help drive density and reconstitute a healthy city.
Focus Area Overview
The City of Detroit’s 133.8 square miles give it a geographic area larger than Boston, San Francisco and the borough of Manhattan combined.
As its traditional industry and its population have contracted, swaths of unused and underused land have developed in this large footprint. We are attempting to link technical expertise on the reuse of urban land with resident sophistication about Detroit so that community members can create a road map for land-use reform.
We are committed to supporting projects that emerge from a shared vision for the city’s future. We believe such projects can provide jobs, improve quality of life and residents’ sense of self-determination and inform revitalization efforts elsewhere.
Our Funding Process
Our Detroit team members are deeply engaged in the community and make every effort to be aware of emerging and ongoing initiatives with potential to accomplish the community’s goals.
The Detroit Program periodically offers open grant opportunities to organizations within a certain sector.
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